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Broadway Review at Smoke Rise

“Lights of Broadway” by LeRoy Neiman, used under an assumed Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 license

September 25, 2018 6:30 pm; $10.00 includes dinner Join us for a night of Broadway’s greatest hits with Daniel Solberg and friends including voices you will recognize and love from Smoke Rise! Tickets are on sale now. Deadline for reservations is September 16. To reserve a whole table contact MaryLynn Manley at 770.925.7509 or bunnydog55@comcast.net.

Daniel Solberg is a staple in the professional music scene in Atlanta and has earned widespread respect as a pianist, organist, and arranger. At Georgia State University, Daniel was a collaborative pianist and coach for seven years and served as music director for the opera program. From show choirs to symphonic ensembles, Daniel’s orchestrations have been heard across the United States. When Daniel is not playing the piano, he enjoys serving as organist at FBC, Decatur.


SMOK ERI S E B A P T I ST. OR G O UR M INIST E R S

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Be c k y C a s we l l - S pei gh t Minister to Families with Children rspeight@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0546

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Je r e m y C o l l i v e r Minister of Communications, Missions, and Youth jcolliver@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0551 Ka t hy D obbi n s Minister of Spiritual Formation kdobbins@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0548 Ch r is G e o r ge Senior Pastor cgeorge@smokerisebaptist.org 770.469.5856

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Ba r t M c N i e l Associate Pastor bmcniel@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0540 Da nny Va n c i l Minister of Music & Worship dvancil@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0560

F RO M THE PASTOR

Worship at Smoke Rise isn't an accident or an experiment. Instead, worship at Smoke Rise is guided by our conscious decision and dedication to bringing our very best and offering it to God.

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Our talents and time are God's gifts to each of us. Our time and talents are also gifts that we offer back to God. Consider the relationship between the cost and value of the time we give.

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FA MILY MINISTRY

My usual path in and out of Smoke Rise is through the Children's Area in hope of seeing my buddy Garrett and getting a "tackle hug." Watching him learn the language and faith at Smoke Rise is a gift I am blessed to witness!

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Smoke Rise

A B OU T S M O K E RIS E 5901 Hugh Howell Rd. Stone Mountain, GA 30087 Tel: 770.469.5856 Fax: 770.498.3598 Office Hours M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm

Smoke Rise Baptist Church is a loving and caring faith community where people come to grow spiritually, worship communally and serve faithfully. We are committed to fostering authentic relationships and engaging in meaningful ministry in our congregation, our community and around the world. We partner with others in an effort to be about God’s work. We commit to love God with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds and all our strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We proclaim the Good News of Christ in all that we say and do. 3 | SMOKE RISE BAPT IST.ORG


FRO M TH E PASTO R CH RIS G E ORGE - Senior Pastor While on vacation this summer, my family attended a non-denominational church. The people were friendly and welcoming, even if a little confused as to why someone from Georgia would come to North Dakota on vacation and go to church. As we left, I asked Evan about worship, he said, “Daddy, Smoke Rise does it different…” It was a good observation. We do. Worship at Smoke Rise isn’t an accident or an experiment. Instead, worship at Smoke Rise is guided by our conscious decision and dedication to bringing our very best and offering it to God. We are less interested in entertainment and more interested in fostering encounters with God. Each week, I am thankful for Danny Vancil, our musicians and our choir for their leadership in worship. In choral anthems, instrumental offertories and the congregational hymns, we lift our praise to God. Our ministerial staff works diligently to design meaningful worship experiences that are creative in expression and yet unified in message. The songs are connected to the sermon, the words prayed point towards the words that will be preached. Worship is not scattershot, but a focused experience meant to engage our senses in adoration of Almighty God. Worship at Smoke Rise is different. We are intentionally intergenerational. Youth and children are not paraded out one Sunday a year, but lead in worship throughout the year by offering prayers and raising their voices in praise. Ministers and lay people serve as worship leaders each week. We provide opportunity to attend worship in the Chapel at 9am with ensembles, piano and soloists in an informal setting, and worship in the Sanctuary at 11am with choral music and hymns accompanied by organ in a traditional and liturgical format. This doesn’t just happen. It requires careful preparation and planning. Sermons are not written late on Saturday night, but are planned weeks and months in advance to ensure the entire worship experience can take a unified form. Themes are not arbitrarily selected, but emerge from the sacred stories that have inspired Christians throughout the centuries. At Smoke Rise, one of our congregational commitments is To Worship. So, as we enter this Fall Season, I want to encourage you to recommit to be present for worship and make the worship of God a priority in your life. When you must be absent, I hope you can join us via streaming. Danish philosopher Soren Kirekegaard once observed that most worship seems to focus on the congregation as the audience. The priests, pastors, choir masters and choirs are essentially performing for those who are sitting in the pews. He said this approach is absolutely wrong. Instead, he said, musicians, readers, preachers and lay leaders are the prompters, while all those in the congregation are participants in worship. God is to be our audience. May God find our worship pleasing at Smoke Rise Baptist Church.

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Sanctuary Piano Update Exciting news! The grand piano has been removed from the sanctuary and has begun the road to restoration. PianoWorks, an outstanding company from Duluth, has been entrusted with the refurbishment of this precious instrument. The restoration is expected to take several months but in the meantime, PianoWorks will provide us with a very fine instrument. 5 | SMOKE RISE BAPT IST.ORG

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GR OW IN G AT S M O K E R I SE K ATHY DOBBI NS - Minister of Spiritual Formation Survey of the New Testament: The Gospels This Fall we began a study through the Bible led by Chris George and Bart McNiel to help us look more deeply into the books of the Bible, including historical settings, themes and contexts that provide background for our understanding of scripture. Our Fall study is of the New Testament Gospels. If you would like to do additional reading for this study, we recommend Mark Allen Powell’s book, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. August 15 Introduction and Background August 22 The Gospel of Mark August 29 The Gospel of Matthew September 5 The Gospel of Luke September 12 The Gospel of John Sharing Our Stories We are all on a journey of life and faith. Sharing our stories is an important part of Christian community. Pastor Chris will lead us through three aspects of sharing stories: September 19 Sharing our stories of salvation/conversion September 26 Sharing the hard stories of our lives October 3 Sharing what God has been doing in the last five weeks, five months, and five years of your life September 23; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Childcare 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm Hosts: Graham and Lynne Felton 1853 Chedworth Lane, Stone Mountain Connections is a once-a-month gathering of people sharing a life stage. Childcare is provided at the church. Parents can drop off children at the preschool area beginning at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP for children by the preceding Wednesday through the church office 770.469.5856; mbrock@smokerisebaptist.org. 6 | SMOKE RIS E BAPT IST.ORG

Fall Women’s Retreat: A Woman’s W.O.R.T.H. – Embracing Your Identity in Christ October 19-21, 2018 Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Toccoa, GA With Darlene Swanson, M.Div. Darlene Swanson is the president and founder of Well Said, Inc., a speech and communications training firm based in Atlanta. She has a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology. Darlene teaches Sunday school and is a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal church. She is married to Ken Swanon, the Rector/Senior minister of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell, GA. $150.00/ person – 2 per room; all meals included Deadline for registration is September 26 Brochures are available in the lower breezeway


CONNEC T I N G AT SMOK E R I SE BECKY CASWELL-SPEIGHT - MINISTER TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN Thank you, Ms. Deborah, for stepping in and doing an amazing job as the interim Weekday School Director this summer. You stepped in when we needed you most and you made miracles happen. We are thankful for all your hard work and dedication, and for reminding the entire church of the ministry that we provide every time our school doors are open. We look forward to following the promising path that you and your staff laid this summer. The preschool children of our community will grow and learn this year and for many years to come because of your dedication.

It is time to start preparing for Octoberfest, our largest community outreach event of the year. We need volunteers to sell tickets, greet, run bounce houses and games. Octoberfest is October 24th from 5-7pm. We will need help from set-up to clean-up.

Shine Club at Smoke Rise Elementary begins this month. This semester Shine will run from September 12th through October 17th. We will meet at the elementary school from 2-4pm. If you are interested in volunteering with some exceptional students, contact Harrison at hlitzell@ smokerisebaptist.org. He will get you ready to turn the world around us upside down.

If you can give one hour or several contact Debbie Scott at debbie@debbiescott.com to volunteer. On Wednesday October 24th, come to the Smoke Rise Baptist Church ball-field for a night of outdoor fun for all ages! Eat dinner and listen to the band. Come and play the many free games and activities. Remember to wear your costumes and visit the animals at the petting zoo! We’ll end the evening with a costume parade and drawings for fun Octoberfest prizes. This will be a great way to share God’s love with our neighbors. But first, they need to know about it, and that is where we need your help! So be sure to bring yourself, your friends and your whole family on October 24th at 5pm. It will be so much fun that nobody is going to want to miss out! Meal tickets are now on sale in the fellowship hall on Wednesday evenings and near the narthex and office on Sunday mornings: $3 for child plates; $5 for adult plates; $15 max family cost. Dinner Menu: BBQ, hot dogs, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, salad and dessert.

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CA R IN G AT S M O KE R I SE Welcome New Member

Support Group Meetings 2018-2019 Schedule

Monday Morning Grief Support Group Facilitator: Bart McNiel, Room 223 9:30am-10:30am

Evie McNiel Joined July 8

2018 September 10 October 1 November 5 December 3

2019 January 7 February 4 March 4 April 8 May 6

Wednesday Evening Grief Support Group Facilitator: Adam Arnold, Room 223 6:00pm-7:00pm

CARD MINISTRY Sending personal cards to encourage and brighten the day VISITATION Visiting members with smiles, prayers and personal touch GRIEF SUPPORT Supporting others after the loss of a loved one CAREGIVER SUPPORT Supporting caregivers for people suffering with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia NANCY’S HEART STITCHERS Sharing the warmth of Christian love with handmade quilts and blankets Contact Rev. Bart McNiel to volunteer to serve on a TouchPoint team.

2018 September 26 October 17 *Special Presentation: November 14 Coping with Grief through the Holidays December 12

2019 January 23 February 27 March 27 April 24 May 22

Thursday Afternoon Caregiver Support Group for Alzheimer’s and all other types of dementia 2:00pm-3:00pm 2018 August 30 September 20 October 4 & 18 November 1 & 15 December 6 & 20

2019 January 3 & 17 February 7 & 21 March 7 & 21 April 4 & 18 May 2 & 16

If you have any questions about these support groups, please contact the church office or speak with our Associate Pastor, Rev. Bart McNiel.

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GEN ER OS I T Y The Committee on Committees will soon be sorting through volunteer forms and considering the special skills and talents of members we will call upon to serve on church committees. Ministry team leaders will also be getting in touch with volunteers to renew commitments and seek out others who are willing to serve in new roles. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or team at Smoke Rise, be sure to fill out a “volunteer interest” card on or before the close of worship on Sunday, September 9. Without the generosity of members who give their time and talents, the missions and ministries of our church would not be possible. Our talents and time are God’s gifts to each of us and also gifts that we offer back to God. Consider the relationship between the cost and value of the time we give. Christian generosity always involves sacrifice (Luke 9:23-24), even as it comes with a promise of joy on the journey (John 15:11). If you think you are short on time and have nothing left to give back in support of God’s work through our church, examine the real cost and value of how you spend your time. Consider how the gift of your time and talent impacts the world beyond what is temporal. If you have any questions about opportunities to give your time or use your talents at Smoke Rise, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our ministers. Thank you to the many members who are already serving on committees and teams in our church. Please pray for our Committee on Committees and our ministry team leaders who will be reaching out to our members as we seek to renew commitments and to discover new volunteers who are willing to serve.

MONTH OF JULY Amount Given $197,701.24

Amount Spent $158,989.57

REFRESH REPORT

Positive Balance $38,711.67

FISCAL YEAR-TO-DATE (APRIL 1, 2018 - JULY 31, 2018)

Amount Given $699,011.55

Amount Spent $726,440.00

Negative Balance $27,428.45

Pledged $1,346,104.00

Received $1,019,082.76

Current Balance $249,396.51

NEXT PROJECT Office Renovation

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FAMILY M I N I ST RY AT SMOK E R I SE

Mr. Craig and Garrett are great friends.

Spotlight on Intergenerational Friendships I am Uncle Craig to Garrett Reeves. Although we’re not blood-relatives, Garrett’s family is like my own. I’ve known the Reeves family since 2004 BC (“Before Children”). His mother, Deborah, and I were classmates in seminary. His father, Stephen, and I work together at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. I remember loving Garrett the moment I saw him. Truth be told, I loved him and his older sister, Kellyn, before they were born! Garrett is joy concentrated; he’s as happy as he is handsome and brings life into any space he inhabits.

Stephen taught Garrett to love Texas Longhorns football. G-man will root, “Hook ‘em Horns!” anytime the boys in burnt orange play. Garrett even greets me with a "tackle Hug" and a high-five. That’s right, a "tackle hug". When Garrett sees me headed his way, he points and says, “Uncle Craig”, then runs full steam ahead for an embrace that takes me to the ground. My usual path in and out of Smoke Rise is through the Children’s Area in hope of seeing my buddy Garrett and getting a tackle hug. Watching him learn the language of faith at Smoke Rise is a gift I am blessed to witness!

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YOUTH AT S M O KE R I SE JE R E M Y C O LLI V ER - Minister of Communications, Missions, and Youth

SENIOR FOCUS: Carter Martin Carter is the son of Sarah and Walt Martin and the brother to Watson and Greenlee Martin. Carter is a senior at Brookwood High School. 1. What do you want to do after high school? I would really like to go to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). 2. What would you like to do with your future? I would like to do something that involves creativity. CARTER MARTIN Senior at Brookwood High School

3. What hobbies do you have? I play in the band at Brookwood and play video games.

SUNDAYS 9:00 AM Worship in the Chapel 9:45 AM Sunday School in the Basement 11:00 AM Worship in the Sanctuary 5:00 PM Youth Choir in the Choir Suite 5:45 PM Youth Dinner in the Loft 6:00 PM Youth Vespers in the Basement Wednesdays 5:00 PM Dinner in the Fellowship Hall 6:00 PM Youth in the Basement Contact Info Jeremy Colliver jcolliver@smokerisebaptist.org 502.316.3120 Monica Ramirez Leon 515.657.0603

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SERVIN G ON M I S SI ON Where did the money go? Do you remember last October when John Morris from God's Appalachian Partnership (GAP) shared a message of hope for the people of Appalachia and how Smoke Rise helped to turn that hope into a reality? John’s message kicked off our Fourth Annual World Mission Offering at Smoke Rise Baptist Church and, because of the generosity of the people of Smoke Rise Baptist Church, we gave over $47,000.

Men's trip to the GAP this May, they helped begin this process of moving GAP from their rented space to their owned space.

$1,000 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $1,000

$5,625

We invited John to bring the message on Mission Sunday because we had pledged $25,000 of the World Mission Offering to help GAP move from rented space to their own property. During our

$6,000

But what happened with the rest of the money that was given to the World Mission Offering? Throughout the year, the Mission Committee hears requests for funds from the World Mission Offering and we wanted to share with you the requests that the Mission Committee granted.

$25,000

We celebrate the ongoing ministry that occurs because of your generous gifts to the World Mission Offering. Thank you, Smoke Rise, for your continued support of Missions.

$500 to the SRBC Military Away in honor of Jessica Prophitt who preached at SRBC.

$1,000 to help with the program “Thinking Outside the Box – Sack Kids Hunger” affiliated with AMBA.

$1,500 to provide boots to firefighters in Guatemala after the volcano erupted.

$1,000 for RMM in New York as a part of a targeted fundraiser.

$1,000 to Family Heritage Foundation for a new apartment expense due to the building transition activities.

$5,625 for Weekday School scholarships $6,000 to start the NG3 program at Tucker HS.

Our goal for the Fifth Annual World Mission Offering will be $40,000.

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CO M M U N I T Y M I N I STR I ES Dear Smoke Rise Family, I am excited to introduce you to our new Weekday School Director, Christa Fox. Christa graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She majored in Communication with a minor in Psychology in Education. Following school, she created a career background that consists of education, nursing, fundraising and church ministry. A big asset for Christa in this position will be that she has spent the majority of this career in a church setting. The skills that she built over the last 15 years as a church administrator, a Weekday School teacher, and a pastor’s spouse will guide her as she leads the Weekday School. Christa says that the most important roles in her life have been her roles as wife and mother. She is married to Rob, an ordained minister and President of CBF Benefits, and is mother to Ashten, a high school junior and Bryson, a current eighth grader. Christa created her career path based on the needs of her family and that is one of the reasons that she agreed to the director position. Christa’s eclectic background of work will be a great asset in leading our school. Be sure to stop by Christa’s office to say hello, and welcome her to our amazing Weekday School family. I know that you will enjoy getting to know Christa as much as I have. I look forward to seeing all of you back at school next week. It is going to be a great year at Smoke Rise Baptist Weekday School! Sincerely, Rev. Rebecca Caswell-Speight Smoke Rise Academy of Arts presents

Fall classes start August 13!

Now Offering Summer Classes – May 29-August 3 THEATRE

MUSIC Musikgarten (ages 1-5) DRAMA May 7,(ages 6-9) Music Makers atBegins the Keyboard Twinkler Violin (ages no audition to4-5) join. Individual music instruction (all ages) piano, Teen show, Aug. 24-26 organ, voice, violin, flute, drums and guitar

Kids show, Sept. 14-16

ART ARTS CAMP Visual Arts (all school July ages)9-13, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (ages 5-12) Oil Painting (adults)

Act One Drama (ages 4-5) Weekly classes: FallDANCE Drama (grades 1-12) Musical Pre-School productions in February and March (ages 3-5), Adult Jazz / Tap. Dance Camps

(ages 5-13), 2-hour sessions 3 times a

DANCE week, June 11, 13, 15 / July 23, 25, 27 Pre-ballet / Tap (ages 2-4) Mommy & Me Creative Movement (18-36 months) Julyhip16-19 / July(ages 23-26; Tap,MUSIC ballet, jazz, hop, lyrical 5 and up) (ages TapMUSIKGARTEN for adults (ages 15 and 1-5): up)

September 14, 2018 7:00Pm September 15, 2018 3:00 & 7:00 September 14 - 7:00 pm September 16, 2018 3:00Pm September 15 - 3:00HALL pm & 7:00 pm FELLWOSHIP September FREE16 - 3:00 pm

Week of fun and arts exploration: Twist And Turn Family Music for CLASS DETAILS AND REGISTRATION: Orffwww.smokerisebaptist.org/arts instruments, Nature’s Music, pre-school|child and parent; 678-533-0562 drum circles, ukulele, dulcimers, Music Makers at the Keyboard 13 | SMOKE RIS E BAPT IST.ORG dance, stage, art, explore the (ages 6-9); Individual music

Fellowship Hall FREE Admission


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SEPTEMB ER DATES

Sunday 9:00 am - Worship in the Chapel 9:45 am - Sunday school for all ages 11:00 am - Worship in the Sanctuary 4:00 pm - Liturgical Dance 5:00 pm - Youth Choir 5:45 pm - Youth Dinner 6:00 pm - Youth Vespers Monday 9:45 am - Women's Monday Morning Bible Study Wednesday 4:45 pm - Dinner in the Fellowship Hall 6:00 pm - Journeys, Children's Activities, Youth in the Basement 7:00 pm - Sanctuary Choir

3 - Labor Day - Office is closed 5 - Journeys - Survey of the New Testament - Luke 6 - Caregiver Support Group 9 - Church in Conference 10 - Grief Support Group 12 - Journeys - Survey of the New Testament - John 14-16 - Drama performance of The Little Mermaid Jr. 19 - Journeys - Sharing our Stories 20 - Caregiver Support Group 21-23 - Couples Retreat 23 - Connections 25 - PRIME: Broadway Review 26 - Grief Support Group 26 - Journeys - Sharing our Stories 30 - October 5 - Men's GAP Trip

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October 24 • 5-7pm • Free Admission

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World Communion Sunday

October 7, 2018

World Communion Sermon: “Kindred Spirits”Sunday Text: 1 Corinthians 1:23-25 October 7, 2018

Smoke Rise Travel Goes to Hendersonville, N.C. November 14-16, 2018

Sign-up is beginning for this trip featuring the famous landmarks of the area, The Hounds of Baskerville play at the Flat Rock Theater, Sky Top Orchard, Chimney Rock, Carl Sandburg National Park, and shopping! Registration Forms are in the lower breezeway. Deadline is Sept. 1st. Contact Kathy Dobbins for more information: kdobbins@smokerisebaptist.org.

Sermon: “Kindred Spirits” Text: 1 Corinthians 1:23-25

A ContemplativeAWorship • Sunday, October 7 ••Chapel 7:00 PM • Chapel ContemplativeExperience Worship Experience • Sunday, October 7 • 7:00 PM Quarterly Church in Conference & Lunch 12:00pm Sunday, September 9, Immediately Following Worship Please email Merrilee Brock at mbrock@ smokerisebaptist.org for lunch reservations. Address Correction Requested

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